The first pack of DLC for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild lands in just a few days time and Nintendo are detailing some cool stuff about what’s included. Today, history about Midna’s helmet, which is obtainable via a special chest, is talked about. What’s interesting is that whilst the team painstakingly designed Midna for Twilight Princess, it was actually Tetra from Wind Waker who rode around on the back of Wolf Link until the design team were content.
Creating a “buddy” character who would stay next to Link at all times and battle in tandem with him was a first for a Legend of Zelda game. The challenge started with brainstorming among designers for ideas, and we eventually finalized this character through a trial-and-error process for her shape, facial expressions, actions, etc.
In early prototypes, as a placeholder for Midna, Tetra from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was riding on Wolf Link as he ran around Hyrule.
The post shows some great concept art, details of how Midna came to be and the inclusion of Midna’s helmet in the DLC for BOTW. I’d definitely recommend you check it out here.